Royal Geographic Society honours top UKZN scientist
University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) Research Professor and Senior Faculty member of the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI), Frank Tanser, has been awarded a prestigious Royal Geographical Society Back Award for conducting seminal research that has shaped national health policies in developing countries. The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute... Read more
UKZN’s new centre a boost for KZN biodiversity, ecology research
The launch of a new research centre at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) in Pietermaritzburg will rally research efforts at the institution to meet the threats of environmental change in South Africa’s most biodiverse province head-on by producing robust research on the region’s flora and fauna. This comes at... Read more
KZN Youth Fund to assist young entrepreneurs
The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government is to unveil a Youth Fund that aims to assist deserving young people to kick-start their business ventures. First of its kind, the KZN Youth Fund follows a comprehensive research by Youth Directorates of both the Premier’s Office and KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development, Tourism... Read more
Talented UKZN students make Idols Top 16
      Two talented University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) students Ms Minenhle Ntuli and Ms Nomthandazo Xaba have made it to the Top 16 on season 13 of South African Idols. 22-year-old Ntuli is a final year Bachelor of Arts (Legal studies) student while Xaba, at 18 years old,... Read more
Feisty UKZN lecturer secures PhD in agricultural engineering
UKZN lecturer Dr Alaika Kassim, who graduated with a PhD in Agricultural Engineering, is extremely passionate about her research. The aim of her PhD study was to develop a small-scale in-field integrated post-harvest citrus treatment unit for kumquat fruit to alleviate green and blue mould. The unit condenses the processes... Read more
Alert: Fine art college in Cape Town, Pietermaritzburg illegal
The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) would like to reiterate that the annulment of an operating licence for the Centre for Fine Art Animation and Design (CFAD) College effected in November 2016 still remains. The Institution has until 31 December 2017 to phase out pipe-line students. Similarly... Read more
New Enactus Ford C3 projects to improve SA lives
Job creation, economic empowerment, recycling and environmental sustainability are the key focus areas for four new student-driven community projects selected by global NPO Enactus and the Ford College Community Challenge (Ford C3). “The purpose of Ford C3 is to challenge colleges and universities to partner with their local communities... Read more
The 14 institutions that participated in the SATICA annual Eisteddfod 2017 at the Durban University of Technology held an outreach programme at Ebuhleni Crèche in KwaMashu over the weekend. The crèche is home to children from disadvantaged families, with many parents who are unable to pay crèche fees. The... Read more
The Durban University of Technology dominated the top three positions in the prestigious Vodacom Durban July Young Designer Award presented by Durban Fashion Fair. Student designer, Katekani Moreku took home the first prize with Hlengiwe Mdunge and Nasreen Paruk being voted second and third positions. The three DUT winners were hailed as the next best set of designers by the high-powered... Read more
CRPM: Changing faces – Changing lives
On 28 June 2017, a team from the Centre for Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing (CRPM) at CUT in partnership with three Durban surgeons, medical specialists, and Life Chatsmed Gardens Hospital, gave a new lease of life and restored dignity to three Durban patients who had benign tumours that was... Read more